‘Sex Education’ Actor Ncuti Gatwa Named as Next ‘Doctor Who’ Star – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

(CNN) – Ncuti Gatwa, best known for his performance on Netflix “sex education,” will replace Jodie Whittaker as the next lead-in “Doctor Who,” This was announced by the BBC on Sunday.

“There aren’t the right words to describe how I feel. A mix of deeply honored, beyond excited and of course a little scared,” Gatwa said in a BBC press release.

“This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including me, and each of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled this unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will do my utmost to do the same.”

Whittaker was the first woman to play the doctor when she was named TARDIS-traveling Time Lord in 2017. Last July, the BBC said she was stepping down from the show – leaving what she described as “the best job” ever – after season 13.

Gatwa, who was nominated for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Program at this year’s BAFTAs, will now become the 14th Doctor on the show.

So far, he’s best known for his role as Eric Effiong in “Sex Education,” a fictional series that follows students seeking advice at an underground sex therapy clinic at school. Gatwa won the Best Actor Award at the Scottish BAFTAs in 2020 for his role in Sex Education.

Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies said in the press release: “Sometimes talent walks through the door and it’s so bright and bold and brilliant that I just step back in awe and thank my lucky stars.

“Ncuti blinded us, grabbed the Doctor, and possessed these TARDIS keys in a matter of seconds.”

Gatwa joins the long-running sci-fi series that follows an alien lord of time traveling through space and time ahead of its 60th anniversary in 2023.

The new generation of doctors include Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi.

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